Updated at 8:40 a.m. ET Sept. 28
Pope Francis, in a previously unannounced stop, met with victims of clergy sex abuse in Philadelphia, as the pontiff is wrapping up a six-day visit to the U.S. that will culminate with a huge Mass this afternoon.
Meeting with 300 bishops, Francis said he had met with the sex abuse survivor group Sunday morning.
"It continues to be on my mind that the people who had the responsibility to take care of these tender ones, violated that trust and caused them great pain," he said, adding "God weeps."